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January 20th, 2009 9:23am EST favorite Add to My News
Peter SellersPeter Sellers' portrayal of President Merkin Muffley in cult movie Dr. Strangelove has topped a new list of fictional and real-life U.S. leaders.

Sellers' famous role in the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film beat out Harrison Ford's James Marshall (Air Force One) and Kevin Kline's William H. Mitchell (Dave) in the CNN Inauguration Day countdown.

The only real-life leader to make the list is outgoing U.S. leader George W. Bush, as portrayed by Josh Brolin in W. He comes in at number 10.

The top 5 are:

1. Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley (Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)
2. Harrison Ford as James Marshall (Air Force One)
3. Kevin Kline as William H. Mitchell (Dave)
4. John Travolta as Governor Jack Stanton (Primary Colors)
5. Michael Douglas as President Andrew Shepherd (The American President)



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